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kupfer is described as 'Kupfer is a command tool heavily inspired by Quicksilver ; you do not use it to search your files, you use it to summon an application or document quickly by typing the first parts of its name' and is a application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to kupfer for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Keypirinha, which is free. Other great apps like kupfer are Listary, Alfred, Wox and Launchy.

kupfer alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Web Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of kupfer.
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  • Linux

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  1. Keypirinha icon

    Keypirinha

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

    ⚫︎ LightweightKeypirinha consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKeypirinha is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableKeypirinha can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeypirinha can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Kupfer is Linux-only; Keypirinha is Windows-only.

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    Listary

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
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    • Windows Explorer

    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ CustomizableListary is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Alfred

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAlfred is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlfred can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchAlfred lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Wox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.

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    Launchy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLaunchy is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableLaunchy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLaunchy can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  6. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.

    ⚫︎ Portableueli can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsueli can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Albert

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • Debian

    Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAlbert can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAlbert consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAlbert is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Fast, beautiful, configurable. Not so many plugins, but can live with it. Already packaged for Ubuntu.

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    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUlauncher can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Cerebro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCerebro can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

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